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More efficient way to create hex grids?

Question asked by eric.eagle on Apr 15, 2019
Latest reply on Apr 16, 2019 by Hornbydd

I'm using the Generate Tesselation tool to create a hex grid over a large amount of point data.

 

The problem is that the data does not fill the majority of the extent, so Generate Tesselation ends up creating a whole bunch of pointless grid cells over area that I don't care about.  And because Generate Tesselation is a single-threaded, single-core affinity, IO bound process, it's already slow to begin with.

 

Here is a simple illustration of the problem:

 

 

Is there a way for me to be able to create hex cells only in the hull around the cluster?  In other words is there a way to create cells by mask and not by Extent?  Python solutions are fine.

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